Aaron Clarke (Team Scan)
The Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Division was loaded with talent. In our final look at this division we take a look at the Top Performers Part 3.
Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Top Performers Part 3
Aaron Clarke Guard (Team Scan)- Clarke started the event off on fire against NC Runnin Rebels as he led TS to the victory and scored a game high 18 points. Clarke will have to keep this scoring mentality going if Team Scan wants to return to the top of the charts.
Brandon Gauld Forward (Team Takeover)- When I did get a chance to watch TT rock Gauld’s play stood out. He has good footwork on the post and nice touch. He also can venture out to the perimeter and shoot the rock. His play helped them reach the final four.
Theodore Senior Guard (Team Twelve)- The combo guard scoring led Team Twelve to the Orange Division finals. He averaged 26 points a game including a big breakout against Mass Shooting Stars.
Chris Doherty Forward (Mass Shooting Stars)- MSS newest edition gave them added size and scoring inside. He had his best moment during his Spotlight debut with a 23 point performance against Team Twelve. His presence opens up a lot for him and teammates.
Dominic Jones Guard (Boston Spartans)- The high scoring guard brought his game to the Spotlight again. Jones’s big moment came against the Brooklyn Rens when he recorded 25 markers. This kid can put up numbers against any competition.
Darius Kinnel Guard (WE R 1)- Kinnel caught my attention his first game when he attacked the bucket from different angles. He’s strong enough to absorb the contact when driving the lane. He does need to strengthen his left hand to keep the defense honest.
Alex Irregwe Forward (SHA ELITE)- The athletic forward collected numbers inside with some quick moves and soft touch. He ran the floor well and also hit the glass for boards. He was a big piece of them winning the title.
Knwon Bradford Guard (I 10 Celtics)- The quick southpaw played the point and tried to breakdown the defense every chance he got. When he was under control he actually looked good. He does have to do a better job of picking his spots.
J’Raan Brooks Forward (I 10 Celtics)- Brooks entered this event with a big name. I like his skill set, including post moves and shooting touch. I do think he needs to play a little more physical inside but that can come with maturity or maybe he will become a primary wing player.